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Poem - Empty Poem Wrappers

Updated on December 27, 2012

the worst thing is the guilt

the guilt at losing poems

you get the nudge

or a tap called intonation

and those one or two words

are poem flavoured

you can tell

even this far away

but then excuse 963

963 = reluctance

reluctant to get your ass out of a fat chair

by the time you get there

all that’s left is empty poem wrappers




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      des donnelly 9 years ago from NYC....

      Hi Blackbird thank you very much for the comment...

      regards Drax

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      Blackbird 9 years ago from San Diego, California

      I love the phrase "empty poem wrappers."

      Plz check out my poem:


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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      Coral, I think it's a little like radio, you, the poet, see the strangest things that stop you but this is only happening on 'your' channel... other people just keep walking... they seem to be oblivious or rather are preoccupied with life and all that rubbish.. *grins* Thanks.. Drax

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      Coral 11 years ago


      This is a very clever poem, subtly reticent in a lazy way. This is a very familiar feeling and the reason I keep a pocket book handy whenever possible. The strangest things happen when you don’t expect them to happen and people say the strangest things in public places; you can jot them down and make a poem.

      Please read my poems at





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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      Meltz... x

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      Iðunn 11 years ago

      nice poem and a side effect, it makes me think of my computer desk which, ahem... might... be the home of the occasional candy bar wrapper. sweet, friendo. sweet like chocolate. to quote Jessica Care Moore sweet like, ahem, revolution.